Cain cruises, then Giants survive in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Matt Cain dominated for eight innings. The San Francisco Giants were barely hanging on at the end. Cain threw five-hit ball to snap his three-game losing streak, but the Giants narrowly avoided another loss to Atlanta in the final at-bat, preserving a 7-5 victory over the Braves on Wednesday. After Cain turned over […]

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Isotopes get Recked at Raley Field

Who says the number 13 is unlucky? The Sacramento River Cats closed out a 4-3 comeback victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes in the 13th inning on Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a two-run double from Anthony Recker. The catcher also tied the game in the seventh inning on a surprise bunt that pushed Andy LaRoche across […]

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Youth roundup: Barcelona brings home a title

Davis Legacy Barcelona, a U13 boys soccer team, won the championship of the Dublin Shamrock Invitational last weekend. In the first game against Empire, Barcelona got goals from Cameron Peuse (three), Bobby Scott (two), and Tomas Echiburu to win 6-2. Davis then moved on to the semifinals when its second opponent — the Ceres Earthquakes […]

Sports briefs: Register now for city league softball

The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, Aug. 26, or earlier if the leagues fill. League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Fees for the seven-game season are $397 for men’s teams, and $366 for women’s or coed teams. Each new team […]

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Suzuki’s home runs, defense lift A’s

OAKLAND — Kurt Suzuki already had produced a stellar day; a pair of solo home runs and a throw to second to nail a base runner trying to steal. Then Oakland’s go-to catcher put a game-saving tag on his former Cal State Fullerton teammate to close the Athletics’ 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on […]

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Devils’ fall schedule announced; packed with challenge

Some people own the night. Some teams own a specific opponent. Davis High, at least its athletic teams, seem to own the fall. While Blue Devil competitors and coaches put the finishing touches on training, tryouts and workouts, a look at the upcoming schedule hints at another exciting autumn. Of the nine DHS fall sports […]

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River Cats score a quick knockout

There was quite a bit of discrepancy between the two starting pitchers on Tuesday night at Raley Field. On one side, Sacramento River Cats ace Graham Godfrey tossed six innings and yielded two runs on just three hits. On the other hand, Albuquerque Isotopes hurler Joe Newby recorded just one out before leaving the game, […]

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Aggressive Moscoso sends A’s over Orioles

OAKLAND — Guillermo Moscoso went back to his cutter after slumping for a month or so. The results have been impressive. Josh Willingham hit a home run and had two hits, Coco Crisp drove in two runs and Moscoso won for the third time in his last four starts as the Oakland Athletics beat the […]

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MLB roundup: Diamondbacks beat Halladay

PHILADELPHIA — Lyle Overbay lined a two-RBI double off Roy Halladay in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Overbay knocked in all three runs as Arizona won its seventh straight game. Halladay (15-5) had retired 12 straight batters into the ninth. Halladay, […]

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Another painful loss for the Giants in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Nothing is going right for the defending World Series champs. The injuries are piling up. So are the losses. Martin Prado drove in the winning run for Atlanta with a two-out single in the 11th, giving the Braves their second straight win in the last at-bat over the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, on […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (08/17/11): UCD soccer forward Rogan Dolan

Talk about an impressive debut. Wearing the UC Davis uniform for the first time in a Sunday preseason game at Aggie Field, freshman Rogan Dolan scored the only goal of the day as the Aggies defeated the California Storm — a Women’s Premier Soccer League squad that featured players such as former Brazil star Sissi […]

Sports briefs: UCD softball squad hosts two clinics

The Aggie softball program will host two clinics in the coming weeks at La Rue Field. UCD head coach Karen Yoder leads an experienced cast of camp counselors, which will include current and former Aggie players. Registration is still available for an infield development clinic on Sunday (from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.) and a pitchers/catchers […]

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UC Davis, Sudwerk introduce Aggie Lager

UC Davis, a world leader in brewing science and education, and Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery of Davis have entered into a licensing agreement that will offer Aggie Lager on tap at Davis eateries and generate an estimated $25,000 a year for scholarships, campus officials announced Tuesday, Aug. 16. Sudwerk is brewing the beer, which is on tap at its […]

Oakland wastes another good performance by Allen

OAKLAND — Brandon Allen has had a pretty good couple of days since making his AL debut. The Oakland Athletics haven’t benefited from them yet. Allen got three hits for the second straight day but the Athletics failed to hold a lead and fell to the Baltimore Orioles, 6-2, on Monday, their fourth straight loss. […]

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